Joys of Motherhood highlights the plurality of duties for the reader women have to undertake in order to succeed in Nigerian society. Women represent 80% of agricultural labor in Nigeria—a dangerous job, yet is significantly underrepresented in knowledge-based work.

Prior to gaining ownership to her own stall, Nhu Ego has to “spread her wares on the pavement” (Emecheta 113) selling goods in order to make ends meet—despite Nnaife’s money from employment which he often squanders.

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The conditions of this duality of work is harsh. This is where this story leaves off. Tap on this link, and one of two things may happen—you maybe directed back to this page, or you maybe redirected somewhere else. Unfortunately, neither of these paths lead to further advancement.